The Asheville Mushroom Club is a diverse group of people whose common interest is to learn about fungi. Anyone with an interest in mushrooms is encouraged to join!

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Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are open to the public and feature a guest speaker and recent area finds.

Time & Date

7:00 PM on the last Thursday of the month, March through November.

Location

The US Forest Service building.
It is located at 160 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

2019 Schedule

Monthly meetings are done for the year, they will resume in March of 2019. We will post updated speaker information once next year's speakers are lined up. Have a wonder winter!

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Forays

Members of the Club are eligible to participate in the many forays we host throughout the year.

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2008 Event Summaries


Big Ridge TN Foray
Date: April 4-5, 2008

SpeciesCommon name
Auricularia auricula Wood Ear
Coprinellus disseminatus Little Helmet
Cryptoporous volvatus Veiled Polypore
Daedaleopsis confragosa Thin-Maze Polypore
Dacrymyces palmatus Orange Witch's Butter
Entoloma vernum  
Exidia grandulosa Brown Witch's Butter
Fomitopsis cajanderi Rosy Conk
Galerina autumnalis Deadly Galerina
Morchella augusticeps Black Morel/also call M. elata
Morchella esculenta Common Morel
Morchella semilibera Half-free morel
Peziza badioconfusa common brown cup
Pluteus cervinus Fawn or Deer Mushroom
Schizophyllum commune Split Gill
Tremella foliacea  
Tremella mesenterica  
Urnula craterium devil's urn

Weather: Friday was overcast and slightly raining, but pleasant temperature, Saturday was overcast but no rain.

Habitat: Mostly hilly.


Cataloochee Foray
Date: June 29, 2008

Cantharellus cibarius
Chlorociboria aeruginascens
Clavicorna pyxidata
Collybia dryophila
Coprinus micaceus
Lactarius hygrophoroides
Lactarius piperatus
Lactarius volemus
Laetiporus sulphureus
Hypomyces lactiflorum
Inocybe lacera
Marasmius rotula
Piptoporus betulina
Pleurotus ostreatus
Pluteus cervinus
Polyporus elegans
Russula flavida
Tremella mesenterica

Leaders: Jackie Schieb and Arnie Cremer who also did compass instruction.

Habitat: Wooded trails, nearby stream.

Photo credits: Jackie Schieb and Chi-Sing Chang


Dupont Foray 1
Date: July 12, 2008 / Leaders: Ken McGill & Ginger Fisher

SpeciesCommon name
Amanita caesarea  
Amanita rubescens “The Blusher”
Calastoma cinnabarina  
Chlorociboria aeruginascens  
Laetiporus sulphureus (aborted) “Chicken of the Woods”
Leccinum species  
Lactarius volemus  
Omnia tomentosa  
Omphalotus illudens “Jack ‘o Lantern”
Paxillus atrotomentosus  
Phellinus species  
Pleurocybella porrigens  
Polyporus squamosus  
Russula fragilis  
Russula nigricans  
Russula ochroleucoides  
Russula virescens “Green Quilt”
Suillus granulatus  
Xylaria magnoliae “Magnolia cone”

Location: Guion Farm, DuPont Forest (Henderson/Davidson County, NC).

Weather: Some rain earlier in the week, but a very dry summer to date. Warm, dry day.

Habitat: Wooded trails, nearby stream.

This area has experienced an unusually dry spring and summer, resulting in fewer varieties of fungi than usual. However club members were successful in identifying 19 species.


Pink Beds Foray
Date: July 26, 2008

Leaders: Dr. Andy Methven and field mycologist Jay Justice.

Weather: Mid 80s, rainy in the morning.

Habitat: Pink Beds were very dry, though it did rain while we were foraying, then the sun shone while the workshop was conducted. Mushrooms were brought down from Highlands and Cary, N.C. Only a small amount were actually from the Pink Beds area due to the dry conditions.

Photo credits: Chi-Sing Chang, Jackie Schieb & Olga Katic


Oconee
Date: September 5-7, 2008

Code to Collecting Locations:
YB = Yellow Branch, Sumter National Forest, Oconee Co. SC.
WFH = Walhalla Fish Hatchery, Oconee Co., SC.
BF = Burrell’s Ford
IQF= Isaqueena Falls, Sumter National Forest, Oconee Co., SC.
OSP= Oconee State Park, general locations within the park including around the office, parking lots, campground, and cabins. Oconee Co., SC.
WW= Old WaterWheel Trail, Oconee State Park, Oconee Co., SC.
OT = Oconee Trail, Oconee State Park, Oconee Co., SC.

Division Basidiomycota
Alphabetically arranged by species: including name of the orders or Agaricales family (all names ending in –ACEAE) names included and common name where available.

Species Family/Order Common Name YB WFH BF IQ OSP WW OT

Agaricus sp.

Agaricaceae   X X     X X  

Amanita banningiana Tul

Amanitaceae

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Amanita cokeri (Gilbert & Kuhner) Gilbert

Amanitaceae

Coker’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Amanita fulva Schaeff.:Secr.

Amanitaceae

Tawny Grisette

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Amanita jacksonii Pomerl

Amanitaceae

American Caesar’s

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

Amanita muscaria var guessowii

Amanitaceae

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Amanita muscaria var persicina

Amanitaceae

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Amanita onusta (Howe) Sacc.

Amanitaceae

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Amanita ravenelii (B. & C) Sacc.

Amanitaceae

Ravenel’s amanita

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanita rubescens (Pers.:Fr.) S. F. Gray

Amanitaceae

Blusher

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Amanita russloides

Amanitaceae

Russula like
Amanita

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

Amanita spreta var. spreta Pk.

Amanitaceae

Hated Amanita

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Amanita polypyramis (B & C) Sacc

Amanitaceae

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

Austroboletus gracilis var gracilis (Pk.) Wolfe

Boletales

Graceful bolete

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Austroboletus gracilis var gracilis (Pk.) Wolfe

Boletales

Graceful bolete

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Austroboletus betula (Schw)  Horak

Boletales

Shaggy stalk bolete

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

Boletus auriporus Pk.

Boletales

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

Boletus bicolor Pk.

Boletales

Red & yellow bolete

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

Boletus frostii Russell apud Frost

Boletales

Frost’s bolete

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

Boletus griseus Frost

Boletales

Gray bolete

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

Boletus hortonii Smith & Thiers

Boletales

Corrugated bolete

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

Boletus hypocarcinus

Boletales

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boletus longicurvipes Snell & Smith

Boletales

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

Boletus rubricitrinus

Boletales

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boletus sensibilis Peck

Boletales

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boletus separans Pk.

Boletales

Lilac bolete

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

Boletus subluridellus

Boletales

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Boletus subvelutipes Pk.

Boletales

Red mouth bolete

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boletus variipes Pk.

Boletales

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calostoma cinnabarina Desv.

Tulostomatales

Gelatinous stalked puff ball

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

Cantharellula umbonata (Fr) Singer

Tricholomataceae

Grayling

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Cantharellus cinnabarinus Schw.

Cantharellales

Cinnabar chanterelle

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Cantharellus minor Pk.

Cantharellales

Small chantarelle

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clitocybe clavipes (Fr.) Kummer

Tricholomataceae

Club foot clitocybe

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Clitopilus prunulus (Scop.) P. Kummer

Entolomataceae

Sweetbread mushroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Coltrichia montagnei (Fr.) Murr.

Polyporales

Montague’s polypore

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Coprinellus plicatilis (W. Cur: Fr.)

Psathyrellaceae 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Cortinarius iodes B & C

Cortinariaceae

Spotted cortinarius

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Cortinarius vibratillis (Fr.) Fr.

Cortinariaceae

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crepidotus applanatus var applanatus (Pers.) Kummer

Cortinariaceae

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Fistulina pallida Berk.

Polyporales

Pale beefsteak polypore

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.:Wallr.) Pat.

Polyporales

Artist’s conk

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ganoderma lucidum (W. Curt.: Fr.) Karst.

Polyporales

Hemlock polypore

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Gomphidius glutinosus (Schaeff.: Fr.) Fr.

Gomphidiaceae Slimy gomphidius   X          

Gymnopilus sapineus (Fr.) Maire

Cortinariaceae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gymnopus dryophilus (Bull.:Fr.) Murr.

Tricholomataceae

Common collybia

X

X

 

 

X

 

 

Gymnopus iocephalus (B & C)Halling

Tricholomatac

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Gyroporus castaneus (Bull.:Fr.) Quel.

Boletales

Chestnut bolete

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Heterobasidium annosum (Fr.) Bref.

Polyporales

Conifer base polypore

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Hygrophoropsis aurantiacus (Fr.) Schroet.

Tricholomataceae

False chanterelle

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hypholoma fasciculare (Huds.:Fr.) Kummer

Strophariaceae

Sulphur tuft

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

Hypholoma subviride

Strophariaceae

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laccaria truillisata (Ellis) Pk

Tricholomataceae

Sandy laccaria

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Lactarius griseus Pk.

Russulaceae

Gray brown lactarius

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lactarius indigo (Schw.) Fr.

Russulaceae

Indigo lactarius

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

Lactarius piperatus var. piperatus (Fr.) S. F. Gray

Russulaceae

Peppery milky lactarius

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Lactarius subvernalis var. cokeri (Smith & Hesler) Smith & Hesler

Russulaceae

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laetiporus sulphureus (Bull.:Fr.) Murr.

Polyporales

Chicken of the woods

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Leccinum holopus (Rostkovius) Singer

Boletales

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Lepiota acutesquamosa (Weinm.) Kummer

Agaricaceae Sharp scaled lepiota   X          

Lepiota rubrotincta Pk.

Agaricaceae

Red tinted lepiota

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Lycoperdon perlatum Pers.

Lycoperdales

Gem studded puffball

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Lycoperdon pedicellatum

Lycoperdales

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lycoperdon foetidum

Lycoperdales

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marasmiellus opacus (B & C) Singer

Tricholomataceae

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Marasmius fulvoferrugineus

Tricholomataceae

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Megacollybia platyphylla (Pers.) Kotl. & Pouzar

Tricholomataceae

Broad gill

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Mutinus elegans (Mont.) Fischer

Phallales

Elegant stinkhorn

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Paxillus involutus (Batsch:Fr.).Fr.

Paxillaceae

Poison paxillus

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Paxillus panuoides (Fr.:Fr.) Fr.

Paxillaceae

Stalkless paxillus

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Phaeolus schweinitizii (Fr.) Pat.

Polyporales

Dyer’s polypore

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

Phallus ravenelii B & C

 

Ravenel’s stinkhorn

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Phlebia incarnata (Schw.) Nakasone & Burdsall

Corticiales

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Pholiota squarrosoides (Pk.) Sacc.

Strophariaceae

Scaled pholiota

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.:Fr.) Kummer

Tricholomataceae

Oyster mushroom

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Polyporus badius (Pers.) Schwein.

Polyporales

Bay colored polypore

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Polyporus umbellatus

Polyporales

Umbrella polypore

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Psathyrella delineata (Pk.) Smith

Psathyrellaceae 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Pulveroboletus ravenelii (B & C) Murr.

Boletales

Ravenel’s bolete

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Russula rubriceps (Kauffman) Singer

Russulaceae

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Russula virescens (Scheff.:Zanted.) Fr.

Russulaceae

Green quilt russula

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russula rosacea

Russulaceae

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Scleroderma citrinum Pers.

Sclerodermatales

Common earthball

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Scleroderma polyrhizum (J.F. Gmel) Pers.

Sclerodermatales

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

Sparassis herbstii

Sparassidales

Cauliflower

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Stereum complicatum (Fr.) Fr.

Corticiales

Crowded parchment

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Strobilurus conigenoides (Ell.) Singer

Tricholomataceae

Magnolia cone mushroom

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Strobilurus conigenoides (Ell.) Singer

Tricholomataceae

Magnolia cone mushroom

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Stropharia hardii Atk.

Strophariaceae

Hard’s stropharia

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Suillus americanus (Pk.) Snell

Boletales

Chicken fat suillus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suillus granulatus (Fr.) Kuntze

Boletales

Butterball

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

Suillus salmonicolor (Frost) Halling

Boletales

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thelephora palmata Scop.:Fr.

Thelephorales

Fetid false coral

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trametes versicolor (L.:Fr.) Pilat

Polyporales

Turkey tail

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

Trichaptum abietinum

Polyporales

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trichaptum biforme (Fr. In Kl.) Ryv.

Polyporales

Violet toothed polypore

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Tricholomopsis decora (Fr.) Singer

Tricholomataceae

Decorated mop

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tricholomopsis rutilans (Schaeff.:Fr.) Singer

Tricholomataceae

Variegated tricholomopsis

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Tylopilus felleus (Fr.) Karst.

Boletales

Bitter biolete

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus (Snell & Dick) Singer

Boletales

Violet-gray bolete

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

Tylopilus variobrunneus

Boletales

Brown net bolete

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Tyromyces chioneus (Fr.) P. Karst

Polyporales

White cheese polypore

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyromyces fragilis (Fr.) Donk

Polyporales

Brown staining cheese polypore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyromyces lacteus (Fr.) Murr.

Polyporales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyromyces mollis (Pers.:Fr.) Karst.

Polyporales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyromyces spraguei (B & C.) Murr.

Polyporales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xerula rubrobrunnescens Redhead, Ginns & Shoemaker

Tricholomataceae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Division Ascomycota
Alphabetically listed by species; including name of order (ending in –ALES).

Species Order Common Name YB WFH
Daldinia concentrica (Bolt.) Ces & de Not. Xylariales Carbon balls; cramp balls   X
Hypomyces chrysospermus Tul. Hypomycetales Golden hypomyces X  
Spathulariopsis velutipes (Cke. & Farl. Ex Cooke) Mass Geest. Helotiales Velvety fairy fan   X
Xylaria cubensis (Mont). Fr. Xylariales     X
Xylaria magnoliae J. D. Rogers Xylariales Magnolia cone   X

Weather: Sunny and warm.

Attendees: Asheville Mushroom Club and Mushroom Club of Georgia

Despite the southeastern drought status over the last couple of years the joint foray at Oconee State Park pulled in a lot of large and showy fungi. Tropical Storm Fay had deposited about 10 inches of rain about ten days prior to the foray. The fungal collection was dominated by members of the Basidiomycota (just over 100 different types) and had a small showing of Ascomycota (only about 5 species, all collected close to water). Large sized boletes and Amanita’s were the most common types of Basidiomycetes collected. These large showy fungi are mycorrhizal, growing in a mutualistic symbiotic relationship with trees. Very few small saprophytic (growing on dead material) fungi were collected. So maybe the drought influenced the type of fungi we collected; producing larger fungi able to fruit during dry conditions (and maybe getting moisture from their mycorrhizal tree partner) and fewer smaller fungi and nonmycorrhizal fungi which would need more immediately available water to fruit.

Photo Credits: Chi-Sing Chang & Nancy Byer


Lake Powhatan
Date: September 14, 2008

SpeciesCommon name
Amanita flavoconia yellow patches
Amanita muscaria var. formosa
Amanita rubescens blusher
Amanita virosa destroying angel
Armillaria mellea honey mushroom
Armillaria tabescens
Astroboletus betula
Boletus griseus
Boletus pallidus
Boletus subluridellus
Cantharellus lateritius smooth chanterelle
Coltricia perennis brown funnel polypore
Entoloma abortivum aborted entoloma
Ganoderma lucidum reishi
Hygrophorus witch’s hat
Lactarius indigo indigo milky
Leccinum albellum  
Lepiota rubrotincta
Macrotyphula juncea fairy thread coral
Oudemansiella padicata rooted oudemansiella
Phylloporus rhodoxanthus gilled bolete
Russula aeruginea  
Sparassis spathulata  
Suillus americanus chicken fat suillus
Suillus Pictus painted bolete
Trametes versicolor turkey tail
Thelephora vialis  
Tricholoma aurantium golden orange tricholoma
Tremella mesenterica violet bitter bolete

Weather: Very little rain for the last 2 weeks, though the lake area must have received rain since the ground was very moist. Warm, dry day.

Habitat: Wooded trails, surrounding lake.

Our general area has experienced an unusually dry spring and summer, resulting in fewer varieties of fungi than usual. However Lake Powhatan seemed to have received rain – the area was loaded with boletes and amanitas, etc. 29 fungi were identified.

Photo Credits: Nancy Byer


Mushroom ID workshop
Date: October 4, 2008

Coleman McCleneghan PhD taught an Identifying Mushrooms Workshop for AMC at Warren Wilson College.

In this workshop we learned how to start the process of identifying mushrooms. Techniques essential to mushroom identification such as spore prints, using a scientific key, and how to make mushroom descriptions were explored in depth.


Men Cooking
Date: October 8, 2008

An all-male cooking show was the highlight of AMC’s October, meeting. Keith Byrom, Greg Carter, Arnie Cremer, Steve Peek and George Lowe, were the stars of this spirited, informative, and tasty program. They met the challenge given to the AMC men in 2007 by Sheila Dunn, moderator of that year’s all-women cooking demonstrations. At the end of the evening Sheila congratulated the presenters for matching the gals’ creativity and skill in preparing delicious mushroom dishes. But factor in the fun and the guys surpassed!

Here are two of the recipes from the 2008 cooking program.

Steve Peek’s Mushroom Soup

Sautee until tender in 1/4 pound of butter:
-6 shallots and 1 medium red onion, diced
-2 quarts rehydrated (in warm water) dried morels, drained and chopped
Add the mixture to:
-6 quarts simmering chicken stock
Bring to a boil and add:
-2 pounds processed American cheese (cut into cubes and add a bit at a time sothat it melts into the stock).

Add salt and pepper to taste. Grate on top of the soup: 1/3 to ½ of a whole nutmeg. Add a large splash of sherry. Stir and serve.

Note from Steve:
Two of the 6 quarts of stock were my homemade stock from a smoked turkey carcass, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and thyme, covered with water and simmered for 8 hours and strained. I’ve made this soup with oyster mushrooms and hen of the woods, but morels are the best. The recipe is based on an original by Teresa Oursler (prior president and joint founder of AMC).

George Lowe’s Mushroom Strudel

Ingredients:
-2 T. butter
-1/2 c. minced shallots/onion
-3 garlic cloves peeled, minced
-4 lb. fresh mushrooms, rinsed (any tough stems trimmed) and sliced (cremini, shiitake, porcini, or common, or a mixture)
-2 T. sherry or red wine vinegar
-2 t. fresh thyme leaves
-1 c. shredded manchego or Parmesan cheese (4 oz)
-4 T. chopped parsley
-1/4 t. salt to taste
-1/8 t. black pepper to taste
-6 sheets filo dough (about 12" by 18") thawed overnight in the refrigerator
-1/4 c. butter, melted

Method:
Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into a 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat; when hot, add half of the shallots and garlic and stir until shallots are limp, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add half of the mushrooms and stir until mushrooms begin to brown and any liquid is evaporated, 5 to 8 minutes. Add half of the vinegar and thyme; cook, stirring often, to blend flavors, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Pour into a bowl.

Repeat to cook remaining mushrooms, shallots, garlic, and seasonings; add to the bowl. Let cool to room temperature, about 25 minutes. Stir cheese and parsley into mushroom mixture; add salt and pepper to taste.

On a 12- by 24-inch piece of plastic wrap, lay one filo sheet flat (cover the remaining filo with plastic wrap to prevent drying) and brush lightly with melted butter. Top with another filo sheet and brush lightly with more butter. Repeat this process to stack all six sheets.

Spread mushroom mixture in a 3-inch band along one long side of dough, 2 inches in from the edge and the sides. Fold long edge and the ends of dough over filling. Gently lift plastic wrap under filled side of dough and guide it forward to form a compact roll, ending with seam down.

Gently transfer roll, seam down, to a buttered 14 by 17-inch baking sheet. Brush top with more melted butter; save any remaining for other uses.

Bake on the center rack in a 375 degrees regular or convection oven until golden brown all over, 45 to 55 minutes. Serve warm; cut into 1 1/2-inch slices.

This recipe yields 6 strudels.

Photo Credits: Suzanne Pell


FungiFest at the Arboretum
Date: October 11, 2008

Agaricus campestris
Agaricus silvicola
Agaricus subrufescens
Amanita bisporigera
Amanita citrina var. lavendula
Amanita cokeri
Amanita fulva
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii
Amanita muscaria var. persicina
Amanita ravenelii
Amanita russloides
Armillaria mellea
Austroboletus gracilis
Bisporella citrina
Boletus auriporus
Boletus variipes
Bulgaria inquinans
Calostoma cinnabarina
Calvatia craniformis
Calvatia cyathiformis
Camarophyllus pratensis
Cantharellus lateritius
Catathelasma ventricosa
Chlorociboria aeruginascens
Climacodon septentrionale
Clitocybe nuda
Coltricia perennis
Coprinus atramentarius = Coprinopsis atramentaria
Coprinus comatus
Coprinus micaceus
Cortinarus species
Cortinarius violaceus
Crucibulum leave
Cyathus striatus
Daedalea quercina
Daedaleopsis confragosa
Daldinia concentrica
Entoloma abortivum
Fistulina hepatica
Flamulina velutipes
Ganoderma applanatum
Ganoderma lucidum
Ganoderma tsugae
Globiformes graveolens
Grifola frondosa
Gymnopilus sapineus
Gymnopus dryophilla (Collybia dryophilla)
Gymnopus subnudus
Hebeloma crustuliniforme
Hygrocybe coccinea = Hygrophorus coccineus
Hygrocybe flavescens
Hygrocybe laeta
Hygrophorus purpurascens
Hypholoma sublateritium
Hypholoma subviride
Hypomyces chrysospermus
Hypomyces hyalinus
Hypomyces lactifluorum
Inonotus obliquus
Ishnoderma resinosum
Laccaria ochropurpurea
Laccaria species
Lactarius corrugis
Lactarius deceptivis
Lactarius deterrimus
Lactarius maculatipes
Lactarius peckii
Lactarius volemus
Laetiporus sulphureus
Leccinum snellii
Lenzites betulina
Lepiota rhacodes
Leucocoprinus caepestipes
Lycoperdon echinatum
Lycoperdon marginatum
Lycoperdon perlatum
Lycoperdon pyriforme
Lyophyllum connatum
Meiorganum curtisii
Merulius incarnatus
Mutinus caninus
Mycena galericulata
Mycorhapium adjustum
Oligoporus caesius
Oligoporus fragilis
Omphalotus illudens
Panellus stipticus
Paxillus atromentosus
Phaeolus scweinitizii
Phellinus robinerae
Phlebia tremellosa
Phleogena faginea
Pholiota ainicola
Pholiota aurivella
Pleurocybella porrigens
Pleurotus ostreatus
Pluteus cervinus
Polyporus badius
Polyporous gilvus
Polyporus radicatus
Psathyrella velutina = Lacrymaria lacrymabunda
Pyncnoporus cinnibarinus
Ramaria species
Ramaria stricta
Ramaria sub-botrytis
Russula species
Russula compacta
Russula emetica group
Russula queletii
Russula variata
Russula virescens
Sarcodon imbracata
Schizopora paradoxa
Scleroderma citrinum
Scleroderma geaster
Scutellinia scutellata
Stereum complicatum
Strobilomyces dryophilus
Stropharia hardii
Stropharia thrausta = squamosa var. thrausta
Suillus americanus
Suillus granulatus
Suillus pictus = Suillus spraguei
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes versicolor
Tremella foliacea
Tricaptum abietinum
Trichapema biforma
Tricholoma caligatum
Tricholoma sejunctum
Tricholoma sulphureum
Tricholomopsis decora
Tricholomopsis rutilans
Tylopilus alboater
Tylopilus species
Tyromyces chioneus
Xerula furfuracea

Dupont Foray 2
Date: October 12, 2008 / Leaders: Ken McGill, Ginger Fisher and Arnie Cremer

SpeciesCommon name
Pleurotus ostreatus oyster mushroom
Hydnum umbilicatum  navel hedgehog
Lactarius indigo  
Cantharellus cibarius   golden chanterelle 
Scleroderma citrinum   earthball
Craterellus fallax   black trumpet
Cantharellus cinnabarinus  cinnabar chanterelle
Russula rosacea  rosy russula
Suillus pictus  
Suillus americanus  chicken fat
Suillus granulatus  
Hypomyces lactifluorum  lobster
Lactarius peckii  Peck's lactarius
Xerula furfuracea   rooted agaric
Amanita farinosa   powdery amanita
Amanita ceciliae  staangulated amanita
Amanita alba   white grisette
Amanita jacksonii  American Caesar's mushroom
Amanita cokeri  Coker's amanita
Agaricus campestris meadow mushroom
Strobilomyces floccopus old man of the woods
Armillaria mellea honey
Ramariopsis kunzei white coral
Clavulina cristata crested coral
Puffball species  
Tylopilus species  
Tremella mesenterica witches butter
Cortinarius cinnabarinus cinnabar cort
Hydnum species  
Clavariadelphus truncatus flat topped fairy club
Phaeolus schweinitzii Dyer's polypore
Fistulina hepatica beefsteak
Hygrocybe punicea crimson waxy cap
Cortinarius iode spotted cortinarius
Russula ochroleucoides matt yellow russula
Stereum ostrea false turkey tail
Trametes versicolor turkey tail
Grifola frondosa hen of the woods
Stinkhorn  
Lactarius rubilacteus  
Hydnellum species  
Crepidotus malachius soft skinned crepidota
Pleurocybella porrigens angel wings
Clitocybe nuda Blewit

Weather: Warm and sunny.

Foray leaders: Ken McGill, Ginger Fisher and our long-standing member Arnie Cremer added his invaluable assistance with the identifying process.

This was the last foray of the year, and it was spend exploring several trails around Lake Imaging, in Dupont Forest at an altitude of 2300 - 2500 ft. in mixed forests with some nearby streams. The ground was covered with wet leaves from rain the previous day.

Photo credits: Chi-Sing Chang


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